Dog Breed Guide
A complete reference to your best friend fur-ever
From the experts who brought you How to Speak Dog, learn all about more than 400 different dog breeds.
From dachshunds to Dalmatians and poodles to pugs, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of more than 400 different dog breeds. Each profile includes the breed's "dog stats": country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, exercise needs, and "K-9 qualities." With the help of veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman and dog behaviorist Amanda Kowalski, kids will also learn how to choose the right dog for them, how to take care of their new furry friend, and how to understand their behavior. Fantastic feature spreads cover dogs in popular culture, dog ancestry, how to prepare for your perfect pooch, dogs with jobs, and so much more. This comprehensive guide is perfect for dog-loving kids, and an excellent reference for families who are who are bringing home their first four-legged family member.
About this Author
T. J. RESLER is a former journalist and research analyst turned writer. With the curiosity of a journalist and the research chops of a Ph.D., she's tackled issues of science, health, human rights, the environment, and more in her writing. She is also the author of the How Things Work books for Nat Geo Kids.
Expert DR. GARY WEITZMAN is a veterinarian and president of the San Diego Humane Society, former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, and former host of public radio's Animal House.
Expert AMANDA KOWALSKI, MS, CPDT-KA, serves as the Behavior Center director for the San Diego Humane Society, where she leads a team of animal trainers and caregivers who provide specialized behavior plans for shelter animals as well as behavior support to members of the San Diego Community. She has specialized in behavioral care in shelters across the country for more than 10 years. She holds a master's degree in Animals and Public Policy from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, is a certified professional dog trainer, and serves on the board of directors for the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
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